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(Jiyugaoka - Cafe). 3718-4203
This charming little cafe occupies a traditional Japanese garden on a quiet Jiyugaoka side street. The menu offers green tea, coffee, and traditional Japanese sweets. Note the early closing time (6:30pm).
Jiyugaoka 1-24-23. Open 11am-6:30pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Another entry in the wave of serious new coffee shops in Tokyo, with great espresso and drip coffee and friendly service. There's ample seating for five people at the shop's two and a half tables, and both coffee and beans are ready to take away. [See FULL REVIEW
Okusawa 5-1-4. Open 9am-7pm. Closed Tuesdays.
(Jiyugaoka - Wine bar). 3718-6448
There's a bar menu of simple pastas, terrines and salads, plus a more elaborate French menu if you want a full meal. Wines range from Y3,800-32,000, with eight served by the glass.
Jiyugaoka 1-25-3. Open noon-3, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
A branch of one of Tokyo's best kushiage chains. (Kushiage is deep-fried meat, seafood and vegetable morsels served on skewers.)
Jiyugaoka 1-13-10, Yamada Bldg. 3F. Open 5-9:30pm daily.
(Jiyugaoka - Rabbit cafe). 3725-2240
The larger of the two branches of this popular rabbit cafe, Ra.a.g.f Jiyugaoka has around two dozen rabbits of various breeds for visitors to play with and feed. Entry is Y600 for the first 30 minutes, or Y1000 for the first hour, and Y500 for each additional 30 minutes. Coffee and soft drinks are free, and a dish of greens and carrots for feeding the rabbits is Y100.
Jiyugaoka 1-26-3, 5F. Open noon-7:30pm (Sat, Sun 11am-8pm). Closed Thursdays.
Mashed potatoes topped with pasta-style cream sauces - that's the rather unique offering at this tiny food stand. There are five choices of sauce, in variations like seasonal-vegetable curry and turnip-chicken-gorgonzola. Each order is Y550. [See FULL REVIEW
Jiyugaoka 1-25-2. Open 11:30am-8pm. Closed Wednesdays.
This Jiyugaoka whiskey specialist boasts an astounding list (around 800 varieties), with new bottles arriving almost daily. The bar also features a different "guest beer" on tap weekly. Old-fashioned favorites like shepherd's pie and haggis are available in addition to less traditional items like Tuscan sausage and anchovies with celery. Budget around Y8000.
Jiyugaoka 1-26-9, Mikasa Bldg. 5F. Open 6pm-2am. Closed Tuesdays.
(Jiyugaoka - Middle Eastern). 5701-0012
A charming little shop serving Persian and Turkish cuisine, including various kebabs, at reasonable prices. Open all afternoon.
Jiyugaoka 1-28-8, Jiyugaoka Depaato 2F. Open 11am-9:30pm (LO). Closed Wednesdays.
(Jiyugaoka - Hungarian). 3717-4790
Hungarian cooking; full-course dinners are Y3000-5000.
Jiyugaoka 1-28-8, Jiyugaoka Depaato 3F. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10pm. Closed Wednesdays.
The Jiyugaoka branch of a popular Kichijoji chicken specialty shop.
(Jiyugaoka - Japanese). 5731-8251
Good, healthy cooking based on organic vegetables and high-quality seasonal ingredients. The menu ranges from vegetable sushi on brown rice to parma ham and rucola pizzas; they also serve a number of gourmet pork dishes. Budget around Y4500 at dinnertime.
Jiyugaoka 2-8-20. Open 11am-5, 5-9pm (LO) daily.
(Jiyugaoka - Italian). 3718-5084
Great pizzas from a wood-burning oven and only the finest mozzerellas from this small, very casual pizzeria.
Jiyugaoka 2-14-2. Open 11:30am-2:30, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
(Jiyugaoka - Spanish). 3722-2073
Spanish cooking from a long-running kitchen. Budget around Y8000 for dinner with drinks.
Okusawa 5-28-15. Open 5-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
This basement bar and live-music spot offers a menu of Cajun-style dishes, including gumbos and jambalaya.